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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Dr. Sarah Bunin Benor, Associate Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies at the Jack H. Skirball Campus at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles, co-edited a special issue of the journal, “Language and Communication.”  The special issue, “Jewish Languages in the Age of the Internet,” includes an introduction by Dr. Benor, as well as her article, “Mensch, Bentsh, and Balagan: Variation in the American Jewish Linguistic Repertoire.” 





Dr. Michael J. Cook, Bronstein Professor of Judeo-Christian Studies at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati, will serve as Scholar-in-Residence at the Jewish Community Center of Louisville on March 27, 2011.






Dr. Jonathan Krasner, Assistant Professor of the American Jewish Experience at HUC-JIR/New York, will be speaking at Siegel College of Judaic Studies in Cleveland on “Unfinished Revolutions in Jewish Education” on Friday, March 25, 2011.  Click here for further information.





Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Rabbinic and Second Temple Literature at HUC-JIR/New York, will be the Marjorie and Morgan Miller Scholar in Residence at Westchester Reform Temple on March 25-28, 2011.  On April 1-2, 2011, Rabbi Panken will be the Scholar in Residence at Temple Beth Israel in Longboat Key, Florida.

Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates leaders to serve North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, museums, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.